THE under-10 netball competition began with the Port Crocs playing the Port Dolphins last Tuesday at Port Courts. The Crocs played a great game with excellent passing and terrific shooting.
Best players went to Phoenix Scott-Spackman and Nicki Samson. The Dolphins with great play by Hannah Durie and Charlotte Dowling put in a strong defensive game against the Crocs. Final score Crocs 6 - Dolphins 1.
When Mossman Primary played the T-Birds, the T-Birds shot 2 goals to nil in the first quarter with Cartier Bennett intercepting well and Sasha Lowenstein-Jones shooting well for goal. The Mossman girls stepped up the pressure in the second quarter, outscoring the T-Birds 3-2. Krystal Secker was strong in attack and Sophie O’Gorman-Petrack was dominant all over the court. Final score T-Birds 9 - Mossman 6.
The under-12 Miallo Thunder took on Mossman Primary. The Mossman girls came out firing shooting 3 - 1 in the first half. Shanice McLean stood out in attack and Tyler Mous played well in defence. For the Thunder Saisha Schonenberger intercepted well and kept the pressure on her opponents. Ellie Mackay was great in goal attack to lift the team who shot 5 - 2 in the second half, with the Thunder winning by a goal. Final score Thunder 6 - Mossman Primary 5.
The Crocs played Mossman High with the Crocs keeping up with Mossman on the scoreboard in the first quarter. The experience and age of the Mossman High team did eventually win out but not without a great contest. Final score Mossman 11 - Crocs 5.
The Saints played an excellent game against the Dragons, displaying excellent passing and defence to register a convincing win. Player of the match was Marley Cairns. The Dragons came in undermanned with three players out due to illness. The Dragons matched the Saints in the first quarter with one goal apiece but could not match the Saints for the next three quarters. Special thanks to Cartier Bennett and Sasha Lowenstein-Jones for playing up from under 10s to make up a side and Tayler Miller for stepping up her defence and becoming more confident each week. Final score Saints 10 - Dragons 1.
The under 12/16 competition saw the Blue Team play the Black Team. Blue was down by one goal at half time, although Meg Goodall in defence and Simone Pringle on attack were not letting the game slip away. For the Black Team Jess Steley stepped up in defence withj great intercepting and Esther Nulty was very reliable in finishing with goals. Final score 6-6.
The Green Team started a player down and the Reds took full advantage, shooting 9-0 in the first quarter. Chenoa Ryan filled in for the Green Team in the next quarter, which stopped the barrage of goals but the Green Team couldn’t catch up. Hazuki Kirby was great in centre and Jess Eagle-Rowe was named best and fairest. For the Green Team Karla Logan intercepted well throughout the game. Final score Red 12 - Green 3.